In Colombia, there is an export grown that is prized the world over for its quality and energizing properties. That crop is, of course, coffee. Coffee has been thought to have been grown in the mountainous South American country since the early 1700s, when Jesuits brought coffee seeds with them. Th ... More >>
Bolthouse Farms' latest marketing endeavor isn't a billboard, a Facebook campaign, or a TV commercial. It's a living, breathing entity that makes its home right here in Miami. A living wall, to be exact. The company behind the new growth is a conglomeration of carrot farmers. They make juices, smoo ... More >>
Apparently, when it comes to agriculture and civil rights, Florida just can't do anything right. In the new book, Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit, journalist Barry Estabrook traces the history of the tomato and discusses the ecological and human co ... More >>
Creative Commons: North Carolina State UniversityThis weekend, the Second Annual International Watermelon Conference rolls into town at The Eden Roc Resort & Spa, and the roster reads like one big juicy party! While it's billed as a summit focusing on "the challenges and opportunities f ... More >>
November is national peanut butter lover's month. Even with peanut allergies on the rise, peanut butter is found in about 75 percent of all American homes.This American pantry staple dates back to the Incas who created a paste-like substance from peanuts. The first American commercial peanut crop ... More >>
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Pacific Tomato Growers, one of the biggest U.S. tomato firms, has agreed to pass on a penny per pound surcharge to workers.McDonald's and others had offered to pay the charge after federal authorities compared the lot of Central American workers in tomato ... More >>
To hell with Harper's. New Times gets you high.
Lee KleinPhoto of last year's presumably inferior cropThe Florida Tomato Committee is touting the upcoming crop as "the best tasting in years". The marketing organization for tomato growers estimates that 80 percent of the winter crop was wiped out this past year. To date this season, Florida tom ... More >>
Here is the video for a song called Turkey Murder (The Thanksgiving Song), it's no Adam Sandler Thanksgiving Song, but that song is played out anyways. What with all this internet and all these cameras, and all these softwares you'd figure somebody would have come up with a new classic by now, bu ... More >>
image via ciw-online.org The Coalition Of Immokalee Workers, a Florida farmworkers union known for taking on the "big 4" fast food giants, winning, and garnering higher wages because of it, has just marked another milestone. Two Florida farms that specialize in growing and selling or ... More >>
A Chinese pathogen has the citrus industry talking apocalypse.
CENTRAL FLORIDA: More Citrus Growers Make the Switch to Organic From Florida Trend: Matt McLean, founder and chief executive of Uncle Matt's Fresh, the organic-produce side of Uncle Matt's Organic citrus-juice business in Lake County, said Wednesday the number of organic growers and the amount o ... More >>
Or oink, neigh, or cluck it for a good cause
Jonathan Demme's documentary brings a joyful revolutionary to the screen
Hip-hop hoops it up
Hey you tree huggers, stop squeezing and actually raise one!
State officials are spending millions of your tax dollars to stop citrus canker. And they're making a mess of it.
When 350 trees fall in a protected North Key forest, they make a very loud noise